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      IBO Boise River Fall 2019 Group Field Trips in Boise


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      September 27, 2019

      Friday   7:30 AM

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      IBO Boise River Fall 2019 Group Field Trips

      Register here for your group field trip to the Boise River banding station! We welcome school groups, scout groups, birdwatching groups and more. We can host groups of up to 35 students at the station at a time. If you have a larger group, please register for two separate banding days or email HeidiWare@boisestate.edu to learn about options for a "station rotation" field trip. If you are a small group or family (less than 10 people), feel free to stop by any time during our banding hours. No need to register. Check the weather forecast the day of, since we do not band in inclement weather.  Join the Intermountain Bird Observatory crew for a morning of songbird banding at our beautiful Boise River site! We will be catching, banding, and releasing wild songbirds for 5 hours each morning as part of our standardized migration monitoring protocol. Plan to arrive before 10am and plan to stay at least an hour to have the best chance of seeing birds. We have Education Station activities available for school trips. Email us for more details about our habitat restoration, camera trap, and creative writing activities. This event is free! We never want cost to prevent anyone from experience these hands-on opportunities. However, it costs us about $7 per visitor to run our station each fall. There is a suggested donation of $5 per person (or more) if you are able.  This project is funded 100% by donations from visitors like you. Thank you! **Parking and other important details here: http://ibo.boisestate.edu/boiseriver/ ** Attendees will be able to see songbirds up close as they are measured, weighed, and tagged by IBO biologists. Depending on how many birds we catch, visitors will be able to help release the birds by holding out thier hand as a release platform. All ages are welcome. This site is somewhat handicap accessible (but please contact us for details). Bird banding is unpredictable. We cannot promise that we will catch birds. However, the riparian vegetation at this site provides excellent habitat for songbirds, so chances are good you will see birds, especially if you arrive before 10am.Read more about the river project and find our visitor FAQ link here: http://ibo.boisestate.edu/boiseriver/ **The link above also contains important information about parking and access to the site** Questions? Contact HeidiWare@boisestate.edu  Event Photo by Clinton Stonich FAQs   What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Read about how to access the site here. You may drive or bike to this location. Scroll down on this page to view the map http://ibo.boisestate.edu/boiseriver/ What can/can't I bring to the event? All visitors should bring water, snacks, necessary meals, and appropriate outdoor clothing. Don’t forget your sunscreen, hats, binoculars, cameras, and field guides. Bring a camp chair if you would like to sit down during your visit. Plan for chilly mornings before the sun reaches the site: bring a jacket and long pants. Visitors planning to go on net runs to see how we capture the birds should wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. There is POISON IVY at this location! Please don't wander off trail. Please do not bring dogs to the banding area. This project is funded 100% by donations from people who visit us. Please bring a donation to support our work. Thank you!  Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No, you do not need to bring your ticket or any proof of registration.   

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